Tag: Womad

Festival: Womad Festival First Names Unveiled

This July, WOMAD Festival will be hosting its global party in the grounds of Charlton Park in deepest Wiltshire for the TENTH time from 28-31 July.  Time flies when you’re having fun putting on the most eclectic and far-reaching music event on the UK festival calendar. And now it’s time to announce the first wave of artists who’ll be heading for this particular corner of paradise this summer. If ever there was a man and band who know how to get a party started, it’s surely George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic. The commander-in-chief of the psychedelic end of the funk...

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Review: WOMAD @ 30

WOMAD AT 30 Thirty years ago, when WOMAD held its first Festival, it was 60 acts from 20 countries. In 2012 it’s 90 artists and bands from 40 countries, all packed into four days on seven main stages. It was the biggest WOMAD ever. Even so, it has lost none of its distinctive charm. Needless to say, the 37,000 people who came Charlton Park are really here to listen, to discover and explore the music – and you get the feeling that for the most part they really are great listeners – but there’s so much more to WOMAD....

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